Differences in Trans Employees’ and Students’ School Experiences
Sage Publications, Inc.
Little is known about the professional experiences of trans school workers. This brief describes the demographic characteristics of a non-random sample of 296 trans PK–12 school workers (i.e., teachers, administrators, staff) in the United States and Canada and reports their workplace experiences and the structural and social supports for trans employees compared to trans students. The analysis suggests that although most respondents are satisfied with their role, they experience high levels of discrimination and harassment, and there is a lack of administrative guidance for trans staff compared to trans students. The brief concludes with a discussion of the implications for school leadership and policy.
Suárez, M. I.,McQuillan, M. T., Keenan, H. B., & Iskander, L.*(2022). Differences in transgender employees’ and students’ school experiences. Educational Researcher, 51(5), 352-358. https://doi.org/10.3102/0013189X221100834(Scopus CiteScore: 5.9; SJR: 2.876; SNIP: 3.519)